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Bonnie

Lover of tea. Crazed Bibliophile. Daydreamer.
I have a ridiculous love for the written word. I read anything and everything: Adult fiction, YA, Middle Grade, even the occasional Non-Fiction.

When I'm not reading I'm caring for my step-children, drinking obscene amounts of tea and contemplating what life will be like in the impending apocalypse.

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Spotlight On: October 2019 Releases

October 2, 2019 Bonnie Spotlight On 6 Comments

 

I haven’t been posting a lot lately, been in one massive creative rut for quite some time, so when I decided to really start working at getting back at it I made the decision not to go back to the same standard type of posts (i.e. Waiting on Wednesday). Spotlight On is a new feature that focuses on the ones I’m most excited about in the coming month.

October, as expected, brings a slew of creepy reads to get us all into the season.

Full Throttle by Joe Hill
Publication Date: October 1st 2019 by William Morrow

In this masterful collection of short fiction, Joe Hill dissects timeless human struggles in thirteen relentless tales of supernatural suspense, including “In The Tall Grass,” one of two stories co-written with Stephen King, basis for the terrifying feature film from Netflix.

 

The Library of the Unwritten (A Novel from Hell’s Library #1) by A.J. Hackwith
Publication Date: October 1st 2019 by Ace Books

In the first book in a brilliant new fantasy series, books that aren’t finished by their authors reside in the Library of the Unwritten in Hell, and it is up to the Librarian to track down any restless characters who emerge from those unfinished stories.

 

The Twisted Ones by T. Kingfisher
Publication Date: October 1st 2019 by Gallery/Saga Press

When a young woman clears out her deceased grandmother’s home in rural North Carolina, she finds long-hidden secrets about a strange colony of beings in the woods in this chilling novel that reads like The Blair Witch Project meets The Andy Griffith Show.

 

Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts by Kate Racculia
Publication Date: October 8th 2019 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

A dying billionaire sends one woman and a cast of dreamers and rivals on a citywide treasure hunt in this irresistible novel by the author of Bellweather Rhapsody.

 

False Bingo: Stories by Jac Jemc
Publication Date: October 8th 2019 by MCD X Fsg Originals

The mundane becomes sinister in a disquieting story collection from the author of The Grip of It

 

 

Ghoster by Jason Arnopp
Publication Date: October 22nd 2019 by Orbit

Jason Arnopp – author of acclaimed cult hit The Last Days of Jack Sparks – returns with a razor-sharp thriller for a social-media obsessed world. Prepare to never look at your phone the same way again . . .

 

And last but not least:

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: The Illustrated Edition (Harry Potter #4) by J.K. Rowling, Jim Kay (Illustrations)
Publication Date: October 8th 2019 by Arthur A. Levine Books

The fourth book in the beloved Harry Potter series, now illustrated in glorious full color by award-winning artist Jim Kay.

 

 

What are you most looking forward to releasing this month?

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Ominous October 2019

October 1, 2019 Bonnie Ominous October 9 Comments

I’ve been really shit at staying committed to a list lately but that hasn’t lessened my enjoyment in making them. I also look forward to October every year because I love to read (and watch) nothing but horror all month long. Last year I did far better with watching than reading so I’m hoping for a little balance this year and won’t be committing to quite as much so that I might actually manage to feel some sense of accomplishment. Fingers crossed at least. Here’s what’s on my radar for the month:

Books

Christine by Stephen King | Next up in my goal of catching up on King’s massive backlist.
The Anomaly (The Anomaly Files #1) by Michael Rutger | I’ve been intrigued by this one since it was compared to Indiana Jones meets the X-Files.
Bunny by Mona Awad
Ghoster by Jason Arnopp | I’ve been anxious for something new from this author since his whirlwind novel The Last Days of Jack Sparks.
Kill Creek by Scott Thomas | The praise for this debut is coming up all over again now that Thomas’ sophomore novel is out.

Shows & Movies

The Exorcist | Nope, I’ve never actually seen it.
American Horror Story: 1984,  Season 9 | I’m already a few episodes in and while it’s not my favorite season, it’s still fun.
The Ritual | This Netflix movie looks all sorts of creepy and it keeps getting recommended to me.
Bird Box | I was so excited about this but have yet to watch it.
Dark, Season 2 | I don’t think I’ve recommended a show more and I’d like to finally get around to Season 2.

Any creepy plans for the month?

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Something To Look Forward To – Week of September 30th, 2019

September 30, 2019 Bonnie Something To Look Forward To 2 Comments

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Week of October 1st, 2019

Full Throttle by Joe Hill
Expected publication: October 1st 2019 by William Morrow

The Secret Commonwealth (The Book of Dust #2) by Philip Pullman
Expected publication: October 3rd 2019 by Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers

The Library of the Unwritten (A Novel from Hell’s Library #1) by A.J. Hackwith
Expected publication: October 1st 2019 by Ace Books

Trolls by Stefan Spjut
Expected publication: October 1st 2019 by Faber Faber

The Twisted Ones by T. Kingfisher
Expected publication: October 1st 2019 by Gallery / Saga Press

Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chbosky
Expected publication: October 1st 2019 by Grand Central Publishing

Aurora Blazing (Consortium Rebellion #2) by Jessie Mihalik
Expected publication: October 1st 2019 by Harper Voyager

The Sinister Mystery of the Mesmerizing Girl (The Extraordinary Adventures of the Athena Club #3) by Theodora Goss
Expected publication: October 1st 2019 by Gallery / Saga Press

Whispers of Shadow & Flame (Earthsinger Chronicles #2) by L. Penelope
Expected publication: October 1st 2019 by St. Martin’s Griffin

The Vine Witch by Luanne G. Smith
Expected publication: October 1st 2019 by 47North

The Butterfly Girl (Naomi Cottle #2) by Rene Denfeld
Expected publication: October 1st 2019 by Harper

Quantum (Captain Chase #1) by Patricia Cornwell
Expected publication: October 1st 2019 by Thomas & Mercer

The Lying Room by Nicci French
Expected publication: October 1st 2019 by William Morrow

The Shape of Night by Tess Gerritsen
Expected publication: October 1st 2019 by Ballantine Books

Bloody Genius (Virgil Flowers #12) by John Sandford
Expected publication: October 1st 2019 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons

The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys
Expected publication: October 1st 2019 by Philomel Books

Cilka’s Journey: A Novel (The Tattooist of Auschwitz #2) by Heather Morris
Expected publication: October 1st 2019 by St. Martin’s Press

Dry County by Jake Hinkson
Expected publication: October 1st 2019 by Pegasus Books

Country: A Novel by Michael Hughes
Expected publication: October 1st 2019 by Custom House

The Topeka School by Ben Lerner
Expected publication: October 1st 2019 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Reinhardt’s Garden by Mark Haber
Expected publication: October 1st 2019 by Coffee House Press

Right After the Weather by Carol Anshaw
Expected publication: October 1st 2019 by Atria Books

Royal Holiday (The Wedding Date #4) by Jasmine Guillory
Expected publication: October 1st 2019 by Berkley

The Christmas Boutique: An Elm Creek Quilts Novel by Jennifer Chiaverini
Expected publication: October 1st 2019 by William Morrow

Never Have I Ever by Lauren Blakely
Expected publication: October 3rd 2019 by Independently published

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Something To Look Forward To – Week of September 23rd, 2019

September 23, 2019 Bonnie Waiting on Wednesday 0 Comments

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Week of September 23rd, 2019

The Warrior Moon (Their Bright Ascendency #3) by K. Arsenault Rivera
Expected publication: September 24th 2019 by Tor Books

Archangel’s War (Guild Hunter #12) by Nalini Singh
Expected publication: September 24th 2019 by Berkley

The Future of Another Timeline by Annalee Newitz
Expected publication: September 24th 2019 by Tor Books

Violet by Scott Thomas
Expected publication: September 24th 2019 by Inkshares

The Orchid Throne (Forgotten Empires #1) by Jeffe Kennedy
Expected publication: September 24th 2019 by St. Martin’s Press

Grave Importance (Dr. Greta Helsing #3) by Vivian Shaw
Expected publication: September 24th 2019 by Orbit

Fallen (Alex Verus #10) by Benedict Jacka
Expected publication: September 24th 2019 by Ace Books

The Tenth Girl by Sara Faring
Expected publication: September 24th 2019 by Imprint

Wayward Son (Simon Snow #2) by Rainbow Rowell
Expected publication: September 24th 2019 by Wednesday Books

The Tyrant’s Tomb (The Trials of Apollo #4) by Rick Riordan
Expected publication: September 24th 2019 by Disney-Hyperion

Lethal Agent (Mitch Rapp #18) by Kyle Mills
Expected publication: September 24th 2019 by Atria/Emily Bestler Books

The Last Seance: Tales of the Supernatural by Agatha Christie
Expected publication: September 24th 2019 by William Morrow Paperbacks

Hudson’s Kill (Justice Flanagan #2) by Paddy Hirsch
Expected publication: September 24th 2019 by Forge

Sins of the Fathers (J.P. Beaumont #24) by J.A. Jance
Expected publication: September 24th 2019 by William Morrow

The World That We Knew by Alice Hoffman
Expected publication: September 24th 2019 by Simon & Schuster

The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Expected publication: September 24th 2019 by One World

Invisible as Air by Zoe Fishman
Expected publication: September 24th 2019 by William Morrow Paperbacks

An Unorthodox Match by Naomi Ragen
Expected publication: September 24th 2019 by St. Martin’s Press

No Judgments (Little Bridge Island #1) by Meg Cabot
Expected publication: September 24th 2019 by William Morrow Books

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Something To Look Forward To – Week of September 16th, 2019

September 16, 2019 Bonnie Something To Look Forward To 1 Comment

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Week of September 16th, 2019

A Little Hatred (The Age of Madness #1) by Joe Abercrombie
Expected publication: September 17th 2019 by Orbit

Ivory Apples by Lisa Goldstein
Expected publication: September 17th 2019 by Tachyon Publications

A Hero Born (Legends of the Condor Heroes #1) by Jin Yong
Expected publication: September 17th 2019 by St. Martin’s Press

Heaven, My Home (Highway 59 #2) by Attica Locke
Expected publication: September 17th 2019 by Mulholland Books

Land of Wolves (Walt Longmire #15) by Craig Johnson
Expected publication: September 17th 2019 by Viking

What Rose Forgot by Nevada Barr
Expected publication: September 17th 2019 by Minotaur Books

Kopp Sisters on the March (Kopp Sisters #5) by Amy Stewart
Expected publication: September 17th 2019 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

A Single Thread by Tracy Chevalier
Expected publication: September 17th 2019 by Viking

Lampedusa by Steven Price
Expected publication: September 17th 2019 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Night Boat to Tangier by Kevin Barry
Expected publication: September 17th 2019 by Doubleday

On Division by Goldie Goldbloom
Expected publication: September 17th 2019 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson
Expected publication: September 17th 2019 by Riverhead Books

Love on Lexington Avenue (Central Park Pact #2) by Lauren Layne
Expected publication: September 17th 2019 by Gallery Books

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Something To Look Forward To – Week of September 9th, 2019

September 9, 2019 Bonnie Something To Look Forward To 0 Comments

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Week of September 9th, 2019

Gideon the Ninth (The Ninth House #1) by Tamsyn Muir
Expected publication: September 10th 2019 by Tor.com

At Death’s Door (Deadman’s Cross #3) by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Expected publication: September 10th 2019 by Tor Books

The Testaments (The Handmaid’s Tale #2) by Margaret Atwood
Expected publication: September 10th 2019 by Nan A. Talese

The Institute by Stephen King
Expected publication: September 10th 2019 by Scribner

Tinfoil Butterfly by Rachel Eve Moulton
Expected publication: September 10th 2019 by MCD X Fsg Originals

His Hideous Heart by Dahlia Adler (Editor)
Expected publication: September 10th 2019 by Flatiron Books

A Song for a New Day by Sarah Pinsker
Expected publication: September 10th 2019 by Berkley Books

Boundless (The Legend of Drizzt #32) by R.A. Salvatore
Expected publication: September 10th 2019 by Harper Voyager

The Resurrectionist of Caligo by Wendy Trimboli & Alicia Zaloga
Expected publication: September 10th 2019 by Angry Robot

Master of the World (Worldshapers #2) by Edward Willett
Expected publication: September 10th 2019 by Daw Books

The Imaginary Corpse by Tyler Hayes
Expected publication: September 10th 2019 by Angry Robot

An Orc on the Wild Side by Tom Holt
Expected publication: September 10th 2019 by Orbit

Killer Instinct (Instinct #2) by James Patterson & Howard Roughan
by James Patterson (Goodreads Author), Howard Roughan

The Fragments by Toni Jordan
Expected publication: September 10th 2019 by Text Publishing

The Nanny by Gilly Macmillan
Expected publication: September 10th 2019 by William Morrow

The Vanished Bride by Bella Ellis
Expected publication: September 10th 2019 by Berkley Books

The Last Train to London by Meg Waite Clayton
Expected publication: September 10th 2019 by Harper

The Sisters of Summit Avenue by Lynn Cullen
Expected publication: September 10th 2019 by Gallery Books

Where the Light Enters by Sara Donati
Expected publication: September 10th 2019 by Berkley Books

The Starlet and the Spy by Ji-min Lee
Expected publication: September 10th 2019 by Harper Paperbacks

Out of Darkness, Shining Light by Petina Gappah
Expected publication: September 10th 2019 by Scribner

Gun Island: A Novel by Amitav Ghosh
Expected publication: September 10th 2019 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux

The Divers’ Game: A Novel by Jesse Ball
Expected publication: September 10th 2019 by Ecco

The Nobodies: A Novel by Liza Palmer
Expected publication: September 10th 2019 by Flatiron Books

Don’t You Forget About Me by Mhairi McFarlane
Expected publication: September 10th 2019 by William Morrow Paperbacks

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Something To Look Forward To – Week of September 2nd, 2019

September 2, 2019 Bonnie Something To Look Forward To 0 Comments

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Week of September 2nd, 2019

The Unkindest Tide (October Daye #13) by Seanan McGuire
Expected publication: September 3rd 2019 by DAW Books

Cold Storage by David Koepp
Expected publication: September 3rd 2019 by Ecco

To Be Taught, If Fortunate by Becky Chambers
Expected publication: September 3rd 2019 by Harper Voyager

The Harp of Kings (Warrior Bards #1) by Juliet Marillier
Expected publication: September 3rd 2019 by Ace Books

After the Flood by Kassandra Montag
Expected publication: September 3rd 2019 by William Morrow

The Nightjar by Deborah Hewitt
Expected publication: September 3rd 2019 by Tor Books

The Mythic Dream by Dominik Parisien (Editor)
Expected publication: September 3rd 2019 by Gallery / Saga Press

The Nobody People by Bob Proehl
Expected publication: September 3rd 2019 by Del Rey Books

Missing Person by Sarah Lotz
Expected publication: September 3rd 2019 by Mulholland Books

A Girl Named Anna by Lizzy Barber
Expected publication: September 3rd 2019 by Mira Books

The Chestnut Man by Søren Sveistrup
Expected publication: September 3rd 2019 by Harper

Rewind by Catherine Ryan Howard
Expected publication: September 3rd 2019 by Blackstone Publishing

This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger
Expected publication: September 3rd 2019 by Atria Books

A Dangerous Engagement (Amory Ames #6) by Ashley Weaver
Expected publication: September 3rd 2019 by Minotaur Books

The Third Daughter: A Novel by Talia Carner
Expected publication: September 3rd 2019 by William Morrow Paperbacks

The Glass Woman: A Novel by Caroline Lea
Expected publication: September 3rd 2019 by Harper

Cantoras by Carolina De Robertis
Expected publication: September 3rd 2019 by Knopf Publishing Group

The Sweetest Fruits by Monique Truong
Expected publication: September 3rd 2019 by Viking

Quichotte by Salman Rushdie
Expected publication: September 3rd 2019 by Random House

Nothing Ventured (William Warwick #1) by Jeffrey Archer
Expected publication: September 3rd 2019 by St. Martin’s Press

Dominicana by Angie Cruz
Expected publication: September 3rd 2019 by Flatiron Books

The Grammarians by Cathleen Schine
Expected publication: September 3rd 2019 by Sarah Crichton Books

Paper Chains by Nicola Moriarty
Expected publication: September 3rd 2019 by William Morrow Paperbacks

Bringing Down the Duke (A League of Extraordinary Women #1) by Evie Dunmore
Expected publication: September 3rd 2019 by Berkley

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Something To Look Foward To – Week of August 26th, 2019

August 26, 2019 Bonnie Something To Look Forward To 0 Comments

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Week of August 26th, 2019

Sapphire Flames (Hidden Legacy #4) by Ilona Andrews
Expected publication: August 27th 2019 by Avon

Good Company (The Fifth Ward #3) by Dale Lucas
Expected publication: August 27th 2019 by Orbit

Last Ones Left Alive by Sarah Davis-Goff
Expected publication: August 27th 2019 by Flatiron Books

The Girl Who Lived Twice (Millennium #6) by David Lagercrantz
Expected publication: August 27th 2019 by Knopf Publishing Group

Blind Spot (The Evelyn Talbot Chronicles #4) by Brenda Novak
Expected publication: August 27th 2019 by St. Martin’s Press

A Better Man (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache #15) by Louise Penny
Expected publication: August 27th 2019 by Minotaur Books

Nothing to Fear (Final Hour #2) by Juno Rushdan
Expected publication: August 27th 2019 by Sourcebooks Casablanca

Kill Zone by Kevin J. Anderson & Doug Beason
Expected publication: August 27th 2019 by Forge

Tin Badges by Lorenzo Carcaterra
Expected publication: August 27th 2019 by Ballantine Books

The Truth Behind the Lie: A Novel (Kouplan #1) by Sara Lövestam
Expected publication: August 27th 2019 by Minotaur Books

They Hanged My Saintly Billy by Robert Graves
Published August 15th 2017 by Seven Stories Press

Beneath the Attic (Dollanganger) by V.C. Andrews
Expected publication: August 27th 2019 by Gallery Books

The Ventriloquists by E.R. Ramzipoor
Expected publication: August 27th 2019 by Park Row

The Lost Daughter: A Novel by Gill Paul
Expected publication: August 27th 2019 by William Morrow Paperbacks

A Door in the Earth by Amy Waldman
Expected publication: August 27th 2019 by Little, Brown and Company

The Other’s Gold by Elizabeth Ames
Expected publication: August 27th 2019 by Viking

Doxology: A Novel by Nell Zink
Expected publication: August 27th 2019 by Ecco

Sidelined by Suzanne Baltsar
Expected publication: August 27th 2019 by Gallery Books

How to Love a Duke in Ten Days (Devil You Know #1) by Kerrigan Byrne
Expected publication: August 27th 2019 by St. Martin’s Paperbacks

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Waiting on Wednesday – Violet by Scott Thomas

August 21, 2019 Bonnie Waiting on Wednesday 3 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday – Violet by Scott ThomasViolet by Scott Thomas
Published by Inkshares on September 24, 2019
Pages: 448
Genres: Horror
Format: Paperback
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In the lineage of Peter Straub's Julia, Scott Thomas’ Violet is the disturbing tale of a woman haunted by her long-abandoned imaginary friend.

For many children, the summer of 1988 was filled with sunshine and laughter. But for ten-year-old Kris Barlow, it was her chance to say goodbye to her dying mother.

Three decades later, loss returns—her husband killed in a car accident. And so, Kris goes home to the place where she first knew pain—to that summer house overlooking the crystal waters of Lost Lake. It’s there that Kris and her eight-year-old daughter will make a stand against grief.

But a shadow has fallen over the quiet lake town of Pacington, Kansas. Beneath its surface, an evil has grown—and inside that home where Kris Barlow last saw her mother, an old friend awaits her return.

About Scott Thomas

Scott Thomas is the Stoker-nominated author of Kill Creek, which was selected by the American Library Association's reader committee as the top horror book of 2017. Originally from Coffeyville, Kansas, Scott attended the University of Kansas where he earned degrees in English and Film. He has written TV movies and teleplays for various networks including Netflix, Syfy, MTV, VH1, the CW, Disney Channel, Nickelodeon, and ABC family. Scott was nominated for a Daytime Emmy for his work on R.L. Stein's The Haunting Hour. He lives in Sherman Oaks, California with his wife and two daughters.

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?

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Something To Look Forward To – Week of August 19th, 2019

August 19, 2019 Bonnie Something To Look Forward To 0 Comments

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Week of August 19th, 2019

Echoes: The Saga Anthology of Ghost Stories by Ellen Datlow
Expected publication: August 20th 2019 by Saga Press

Lies of Descent by Troy Carrol Bucher
Expected publication: August 20th 2019 by DAW

Neil Gaiman’s Snow, Glass, Apples by Neil Gaiman & Colleen Doran
Expected publication: August 20th 2019 by Dark Horse Books

Inch by Inch (Step by Step #2) by Morgan Llywelyn
Expected publication: August 20th 2019 by Tor Books

Our War by Craig DiLouie
Expected publication: August 20th 2019 by Orbit

Radio Dark: a novel by Shane Hinton
Expected publication: August 20th 2019 by Burrow Press

The Emperor’s Fist (Far Stars #4) by Jay Allan
Expected publication: August 20th 2019 by Harper Voyager

The Warehouse: A Novel by Rob Hart
Expected publication: August 20th 2019 by Crown

Meet Me in the Future by Kameron Hurley
Expected publication: August 20th 2019 by Tachyon Publications

Turning Darkness Into Light by Marie Brennan
Expected publication: August 20th 2019 by Tor Books

Assassin’s Revenge (David Slaton #6) by Ward Larsen
Expected publication: August 20th 2019 by Forge Books

The Murder List by Hank Phillippi Ryan
Expected publication: August 20th 2019 by Forge Books

The Last Widow (Will Trent #9) by Karin Slaughter
Expected publication: August 20th 2019 by William Morrow

Old Bones (Nora Kelly #1) by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
Expected publication: August 20th 2019 by Grand Central Publishing

Savage Appetites: Four True Stories of Women, Crime and Obsession by Rachel Monroe
Expected publication: August 20th 2019 by Scribner

The Second Biggest Nothing (Dr. Siri Paiboun #14) by Colin Cotterill
Expected publication: August 20th 2019 by Soho Crime

The Whisper Man by Alex North
Expected publication: August 20th 2019 by Celadon Books

The Cold Way Home (Bell Elkins #8) by Julia Keller
Expected publication: August 20th 2019 by Minotaur Books

Stolen Things: A Novel by R.H. Herron
Expected publication: August 20th 2019 by Dutton

American Magic: A Thriller by Zach Fehst
Expected publication: August 20th 2019 by Atria/Emily Bestler Books/Alloy Entertainment

The Chocolate Maker’s Wife by Karen Brooks
Expected publication: August 20th 2019 by William Morrow Paperbacks

The Warlow Experiment by Alix Nathan
Expected publication: August 20th 2019 by Doubleday Books

The Reckless Oath We Made by Bryn Greenwood
Expected publication: August 20th 2019 by G.P. Putnam’s Sons

The World Doesn’t Require You by Rion Amilcar Scott
Expected publication: August 20th 2019 by Liveright

Machine by Susan Steinberg
Expected publication: August 20th 2019 by Graywolf Press

Going Dutch by James Gregor
Expected publication: August 20th 2019 by Simon & Schuster

On the Corner of Love and Hate (Hopeless Romantics #1) by Nina Bocci
Expected publication: August 20th 2019 by Gallery Books

The Duchess in His Bed (Sins for All Seasons #4) by Lorraine Heath
Expected publication: August 20th 2019 by Avon

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